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If you wish to order any of our publications follow this link http://www.oldprospectors.com.au/publications.html

Alternatively, publications may be purchased in person from the Prospect Library, 128 Prospect Road, Prospect.

The Prospect Local History Group of South Australia meets in the Irish Harp Room at the Prospect Library on Prospect Road at 7.00pm on the 1st Thursday of every month (except Dec and Jan).

The Prospect Family History Group of South Australia meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 1.30 - 3pm at the Prospect Library.

email : prospect_lhg@internode.on.net

phone : (08) 8342 8170

Proposed Entrance Arch Sketch No. 2 1935 - Courtesy Prospect Local History Collection
Soldiers' Memorial Gardens Entrance Arch- Courtesy Ali De Backer
Proposed Entrance Arch Sketch No. 1 1935 - Courtesy Prospect Local History Collection

Prospect Soldiers' Memorial Gardens Arches

21 March 2020

Entrance to the Soldiers Gardens

In 1935 the Prospect Council sought designs for an entrance to the Soldiers' Memorial Gardens and selected a design on 21st October 1935 to be constructed at a cost of £65

Two striking original designs are two be found in the Prospect Local History Collection - pictured here.

It appears that the final design is a modification of sketch 2 with the addition of freestanding pillars.

Prospect Memorial Park and Recreation Reserve 1919 - Courtesy Prospect Local History Collection

Heritage on our doorstep

Did you know may of our houses and buildings in the City of Prospect are listed on the Heritage Register?

Click here for the list http://maps.sa.gov.au/heritagesearch/SearchResultPage.aspx?p_searchtype=LOCATION&p_suburb=ALL&p_lga=Prospect&p_class=ALL

For an interactive map click here http://location.sa.gov.au/viewer/?map=hybrid&x=138.60334&y=-34.88727&z=14&uids=95&pinx=&piny=&pinTitle=&pinText=

Historic Prospect Hospitals

This is the latest book in the Prospect Local History Group’s Places of Interest in Prospect series. Written by David Johnston it describes the maternity hospitals and lying-in homes where thousands of local babies were born. It also tells of the the esteemed North Community Hospital and the many little remembered small general hospitals and the Matrons who ran them such as Matron Clapp’s “San” where Daisy Bates passed from this world.

Research your House History - 2 March 2017 Prospect Town Hall

There was a fantastic attendance for our first event at the Irish Harp room on Prospect Road. Kristina Barnett shared her knowledge on Prospect house names while the audience also provided a few clues to digging up house histories. Alison De Backer demonstrated some of the digital tools available for people to research the title, newspaper articles and old photographs. Find the notes and presentations here

Shopkeepers and Family Businesses in Prospect

The book "Shopkeepers and Family Businesses in Prospect" gathers together stories about some of the early Prospect businesses and in particular focuses on the families behind them.

The publication is available for $15 from the Prospect Library or the Prospect Civic Centre.

Prospect Local History Group Newsletters

Get the latest Prospect Local History Group news via our regular newsletters. The newsletters are available in PDF format and copies can be researched right back to 2007. They are able to be alphabetically searched here.